Self-Explanation Training Improves Proof Comprehension

Mark Hodds, Lara Alcock, Matthew Inglis

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Abstract

In this article, the authors report 3 experiments demonstrating that a simple booklet containing self-explanation training, designed to focus students' attention on logical relationships within a mathematical proof, can significantly improve their proof comprehension.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-101
Number of pages40
JournalJournal for Research in Mathematics Education
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • mathematics education
  • self-explanation
  • mathematical proofs
  • Eye tracking
  • undergraduate mathematics
  • proof comprehension
  • mathematical reading

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